Internet dating science

So don’t just wink or write “nice profile.” Personalize your message.

Although my unscientific poll of a few female friends revealed that shots of other women smiling at you might be a no-no. Last piece of advice: Everyone thinks they’re special.

Each matching attribute is assigned a different weight depending on how important it is to the user.

For example, if you prefer blondes, but really have nothing against brunettes and redheads, then you can rank that attribute as very low.

Then the site will match you with highly educated brunette sooner than a blonde who didn't finish high school.Unlike traditional sites, they don’t let people browse a database. Nearly 4,000 studies have already picked apart the details of top dating profiles, analyzed when webcam chats tend to bomb and highlighted the most attractive usernames. A profile all about you might come across as self-absorbed. 70 percent stuff about you, 30 percent what you’re lookin’ for.